Review on Il Baretto
What was Giusto has changed its name to Il Baretto, and it's now under the control of high-profile restaurateur Arjun Waney (of Zuma, Roka and La Petite Maison fame). The layout is much the same, with a wood-fired oven blasting out its heat in the main basement dining room, although much of the focus is now on the trendy robata grill.
This is used for succulent cuts of meat and fish, from tuna, swordfish and langoustines to chicken paillard and beef tagliata. Also on offer are bites to share (sea bass carpaccio, vitello tonnato), various pastas (perhaps meat ravioli with sage, butter and veal jus), asparagus risotto and 'oven' dishes such as baked ricotta, egg and spinach pie. For afters, try tiramisu or chocolate 'bonet' alla piedmontese.
On the re-vamped ground floor with its Italian limestone floor and bare brickwork, crowds drop in for all-day stuzzichini (Italian snacks along the lines of tomato bruschetta or deep-fried squid and courgettes) and drinks from the bar. There are some real delights on snazzy the Italian regional wine list.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 4.00pm (12.30 - 4.00pm Sat & Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 10.30pm (6.30 - 10.30pm Sat & 6.30 - 10.00pm Sun)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card